Noel Gallagher has thrown things back to the past with not only his band’s latest single, This is the Place, but the music video as well.
This is the Place serves as the second of three Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds EPs set to come out this year and the second in the band’s entire discography.
The bizarre Dan Cadan/Jonathan Mowatt music video takes the band through a variety of vibrant and colourful settings reminiscent of the 1980s thanks to the use of timeless green screen technology.
This is the Place is set for a fall release and along with the other two High Flying Birds EPs it was produced by David Holmes — who served as the producer for the band’s latest album, Who Built the Moon? (2017).
On the direction of his newer music outside of Oasis, Gallagher recently told Variety: “I’m 52 now, and I don’t give a f**k what people think about me or where I’m going.”
“I don’t give a f**k what Oasis fans think,” he added. “They’ve got the Oasis records. I can please myself from here on in.”
This is the Place is now available on all major streaming platforms. The full EP can also be pre-saved and pre-ordered here. It drops worldwide on Sept. 27.
Meanwhile, Gallagher’s younger brother, Liam, has just released the fourth single off of his forthcoming album, Why Me, Why Not? The song is entitled One of Us.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds recently played a sold-out show at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage as part of a co-headlining tour with the Smashing Pumpkins.
The bands are in the midst of concluding their short North American tour with AFI. There are currently no additional Canadian dates.
Smashing Pumpkins’ & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ North American tour dates
Aug. 20 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
Aug. 21 – Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 23 – Rogers, Ariz. @ Walmart AMP
Aug. 24 – Dallas, Tex. @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 25 – Houston, Tex. @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 28 – San Diego, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 30 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Banc of California Stadium
Aug. 31 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
** AFI will open every show **